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Tamil Collection

Many of the Society’s Sinhalese and Tamil manuscripts were presented by Sir Alexander Johnston (1775-1849), one of the founders of the Society, who frequently gave books and other objects relating to Sri Lanka. His donations included manuscripts, maps, charts, and coloured drawings illustrating Sinhalese Buddhism and demonology. Most of the Sinhalese and Tamil manuscripts are on palm leaf.



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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
by Narayana Bhattar Visvanathan
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Palm leaf.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Palm leaf MS. A poetical Saiva hagiology.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Tamil verses on virtues, policy and love, ascribed to Tiru-valluvar. The MS bears the name of Reddi Sankare Rau.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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194 folios. A commentary in Tamil and Sanskrit by Venkata son of Vaidyanatha, a Kausika-Apastamba-sutra Brahman, upon the lexicon Amara-kosa of Amarasimha. Tamil and Grantha characters.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Early attempt at translating the Acts of the Apostles into Tamil. The title reads: The history of the saints known as Apostles. There are many errors in spelling. Presented by Rev. Dr. Wiseman; Palm leaf.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Palm leaf.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Palm leaf.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Palm leaf. A metrical Tamil tract on divination by casting dice, ascribed to the mythical Sahadevan. [?] Joseph Roberts; MS extracts publ. by him S.F. [?] Vol. 1, 1831.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Thiese-Valeme or Malabar Law, containing 78 articles
Source: folio
A history of the benefactions to the Temple at Sri Rangam
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
by Narayana Bhattar Visvanathan
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Palm leaf. Presented by Sir Alexander Johnston.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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A medical work in High Tamil verse. Presented by Whitelaw Ainslie, 6 December 1823.
Source: folio
Palm leaf.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Four leaves only.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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An ancient grammar of classical Tamil ascribed to Trunadhumagai. Comprising only Books I-VIII (Nun-marabu to Uri-choll-iyal). Palm leaf. Containing Eluttu and Col: [?].
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Two Tamil copies of Rev. Mr. Glenies sermon
Source: folio
An episode of the Mahabharata. There are mistakes in spelling etc.
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Bearing on the last leaf a note, apparently in the handwriting of the Rev. J. Roberts, "The history of the Temple of Mantotte" (Matottam in Ceylon).
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Translations of parts of the New Testament
Source: folio
Tamil Collection
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Unidentified manuscript
Source: folio
Palm leaf. Presented by J.H. Huttman, 1826.
Source: folio